Company Profile | September 6, 2000

ABC Laboratories, Inc

ABC Laboratories, Inc ABC Laboratories is a multinational contract research, development and manufacturing organization that supports the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. We specialize in studies and analyses that are required by regulatory agencies before a company can bring its new products to market or which are required in support of product manufacturing. Our company was founded in 1968 in Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A. Today there are over 230 professionals at our facilities located in the USA and Europe. Some services are common to both sites (and are performed under harmonized operating procedures) while others are unique to an individual location.

ABC has a major commitment to meeting the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, including a particularly strong offering of services for veterinary pharmaceutical companies and for segments of the radiopharmaceutical and medical device industries. ABC has additional services tailored to clients in several other industries that innovate new products requiring human and ecological risk assessment. In the crop protection sector, ABC is the world's leading provider of field and laboratory studies for the registration of crop protection chemicals on an international basis. ABC also supports the product stewardship and chemical notification programs of companies that develop new chemicals and consumer products (especially soaps and detergents) through its leadership position in environmental fate and effects testing.

ABC remains a private company that was founded in 1968 (as Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories, Inc.) by a University of Missouri Professor of Biochemistry (Charles Gehrke) and two former graduate students (Jim Ussary and David Stalling). Today our company employs over 200 people and handles some $16 million in contracts annually.